Now is that moment

to Live Wild.

As we engage with the world, go to school, get jobs, and live life, we pick up a lot of expectations, assumptions, and beliefs about needing to be different than who we are. And inevitably, in some aspects of our lives, or periodically in various situations, we cover up our Wild nature, thinking that is what is called for at a particular place or time. And maybe it is. Or maybe, those are the times when our Wild sides are precisely what is needed…

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Here's the good news:

you are already magnificently, thoroughly, and uniquely Wild. Wild is Who You Are. You don’t have to work at it. Wild isn’t something to go in search of, Wild is simply you.

Far beyond right or wrong, Wild is your essence.

Being Wild

is having the courage to bring the gift of all of who you are to all of what you do.

And it does take courage to Live Wild.

Showing more of your true Wild nature is a powerful and vulnerable Weh to be in the world.  However, covering up your Wild spirit can lead to feelings of disconnection, not feeling aligned, or like something is just ‘off.’ Sometimes we make a conscious choice to be less seen.  Other times it is a subtle, slow drift toward being less You.

You get to decide.

Here’s the better news: when you notice a sense of discord in yourself, you have the opportunity to examine it. To make whole-hearted decisions about whether to let your Wild side surface or choose to hold back in a particular arena. You get to decide.

It is within your power to Re-Wild whatever parts of yourself you so choose.  Re-wilding, in the world of conservation, means restoring an area of land to its natural uncultivated state.  Re-wilding doesn’t happen overnight—on a piece of land, or within your self.  It takes attention, tending, self-compassion, support, curiosity, and patience (to name a few).

That’s why this Live Wild space is here.  To offer support, ideas, and encouragement as you uncover and let “the soft animal of your body love what it loves” (Mary Oliver).

Read a favorite book or poem.

Take a walk outside.

Get your hands in dirt, mud, fallen leaves, or snow.

Call a loved one.

Meditate, breathe, close your eyes.

Practice ten minutes of creative writing.

Live Wild
April 17, 2020

Green Spirals

It's easier to bring the not scary parts of yourself out into the world. To hope that the Wild parts of ourselves are the parts that we don't mind sharing.
Live Wild
March 12, 2020

Shifting

Impermanence, a word, a feeling that has been sticking with me lately. The impermanence of life; of season, of weather, of joy, of distress, of successes, and of failures
Live Wild
January 9, 2020

Stepping Into New

Stepping into 2020 many of us are fraught with worries about what the future may hold. Here at The Wild Institute, we planned to start this year by talking about ways to deepen our skills of being Wildly Present.
Live Wild
September 13, 2019

Re-Wilding

Re-Wilding, in the world of conservation, means restoring an area of land to it's natural uncultivated state, particularly reintroducing species of plants or wild animals that have been driven out or exterminated.

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